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Fudgy Cocoa Brownies

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As the hubby finished off the last gooey bar, he started worrying about his next dessert. That’s the way we roll at our house. He requested brownies so I tweaked an old recipe for Fudgy Cocoa Brownies to make them even more decadent.

Adding chocolate chips to an already fudgy brownie was the way to keep family accord.

Fudgy Cocoa Brownies  stacked on a small white dessert plate

Fudgy Cocoa Brownies

The last time I baked these brownies was for a care package I mailed to my college freshman. He’s now a first year medical student, so figured they deserved another go round, don’t ya think? I have scads of brownie recipes on the blog as they nearly always get a rave review from the chocolate crazy family.

The original recipe was baked in a 9 x 13-inch pan and were rather thin. This time, I spread the batter into a 9 x 9 pan and was thrilled with their height. To compensate for this change, I decreased the oven temperature by 25º and increased the baking time. Perfection. And to make these ultra rich, I added a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Fudgy Cocoa Brownies stacked in a fluted white ramekin

Perfect for Chocoholics!

Rich and fudgy, with a double dose of chocolate, the hubby was delighted with this batch. Too chocolaty for the picky daughter (now why can’t these persnickety family members be on the same page every once in a while!), she’d prefer her  brownies sans chocolate chips. That’s always an option. As is adding a little espresso powder to the water for a mocha twist. If you need to bake a treat for a chocoholic in your life, I recommend these fudgy cocoa brownies.


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Fudgy Cocoa Brownies

Chewy brownies adapted from Nestles

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 22 mins
  • Total Time: 42 minutes
  • Yield: 24 brownies 1x
  • Category: Dessert, Brownies
  • Method: Mixing, Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 325º. Grease 9 x 9-inch pan (or line with non-stick foil). Set aside.
  2. Combine sugar, butter, water in large bowl. Add eggs and vanilla and mix till combined. Stir in flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread into prepared pan.
  3. Bake 26-30 minutes or till toothpick inserted in center comes out a bit sticky, but not covered with batter.
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23 comments on “Fudgy Cocoa Brownies”

  1. These look so gooey and amazing! What kind of cocoa powder did you use? Natural or Dutch processed?

  2. I could sure use a pan full of these to make me happy right now!

  3. These look like they have the perfect fudgy texture!

  4. That is a serious looking brownie! I have a hubby who would demolish a plate of these if they were in the kitchen.

  5. Fudgy brownies are my favorite and I love that you studded these with chocolate chips!

  6. These look like the fudgiest brownies ever! My husband keeps saying he doesn’t love chocolate but I know he would devour these. Yum!

  7. Yum! I love that these brownies all for cocoa as I always have that in the house, making them so easy to stir up on a whim. Which I think I might have very soon!

  8. Ohhhhhhhhh my goodness!! THOSE LIKE DELISH!!! <3 –

  9. Yours looks to me to be a worry-free kitchen, always something yummy about.

  10. So what are your thought on this for breakfast? I was thinking that one would be perfect with a cuppa…. If there are any left a fantastic Valentine’s day surprise for the boys. Just pinned!

  11. Sounds delicious! I’m going to try a low carb version. Already copied and written out. 😉 Thanks, Liz. I use carob powder because due to migraines I cannot have cocoa or dark chocolate. So happy to have recently found an alternative!

  12. These brownies look amazing!! Bill is a lucky guy.

  13. Looks like you double tweaked these brownies and made everyone very happy indeed =) #yummy!

  14. My name is Susan Moran, and I am definitely a chocoholic ~these brownies look divine!

  15. Oh! my GOD, these are just heavenly..
    I added walnuts. I can’t wait to share them with my friends.
    You made my day.

  16. Super easy and delicious! One cannot ask for more in a delicious decadent brownies recipe. Thank you so much for sharing this dear Liz! Pinned immediately!:)

  17. I’m excitedly crutching over to the kitchen cupboard to see if we have the ingredients to make this. OMG! How lucky are your friends to receive this most gorgeous brownie in a care package. Mmmmm!

  18. I love the idea of adding espresso powder and I’m sure a double batch would be necessary!

  19. These brownies are SO GORGEOUS! I love how fudgy they look and all those yummy choc chips!

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